It's a great thing when companies talk openly about their projects. Of course, never revealing the really juicy classified-type of information but giving out some very interesting details. Google has nurtured such a culture and this video is a great example of that. Lior Ron, Google's product manager for geo search, talks openly about Hotpot and the thinking behind its creation on an episode of ThisWeekIn Startups.
(Go directly to min 4:50).
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